Boil water advisory issued for parts of St. Tammany

Boil water advisory issued for parts of St. Tammany

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, LA (WVUE) - A boil water advisory was issued Monday for parts of the North Shore.

At approximately 12 p.m., a communications contractor laying fiber hit an 8-inch water main in the Woodlands Subdivision causing low water pressure in the surrounding areas. Out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with the Louisiana Department of Health regulations, a precautionary boil advisory is in place for some Tammany Utilities customers included in the highlighted areas in the image at left

The advisory will remain in effect until rescinded by Tammany Utilities. It's recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it (including fountain drinks), making ice, brushing teeth, or using it for food preparation or rinsing of foods by the following means:

Boil water for one (1) full minute in a clean container.  The one minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil.  (The flat taste can be eliminated by shaking the water in a clean bottle, pouring it from one clean container to another, or by adding a small pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled.)

Tammany Utilities will rescind the advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health - Office of Public Health that additional water samples collected from the water supply system have shown the water to be safe.

Customers affected by the advisory will be informed when it is rescinded by an automated phone call and notices on the parish government’s website and social media sites. 

Questions can be directed to Tammany Utilities at (985) 276-6400.

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